London, South Kensington
12 November 2007
[MICHELBORNE, John]. An Account of the Transactions in the North of Ireland, Anno Domini 1691. London: no printer, 1692. 4° (207 x 145mm). Irregular pagination between quires N & O but no loss of text. Contemporary black morocco, gilt spine, sides ornately gilt to an all-over pattern of quadrilateral shapes made up of drawer-handles, dots, flower tools, etc. with stylised corner- and centre-pieces, gilt edges (extremities rubbed).
A scarce account of the events in Ulster and the North-West of Ireland following the Battle of the Boyne with especial refence to the author's taking of Sligo.
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